Modelling of Magnetron Sputtering of Tungsten Oxide with Reactive Gas Pulsing
2007 (English)In: Plasma Processes and Polymers, ISSN 1612-8850, Vol. 4, S522-S526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Reactive sputtering is one of the most commonly employed processes for the deposition of thin films. However, the range of applications is limited by inherent instabilities, which necessitates the use of a complex feedback control of reactive gas (RG) partial pressure. Recently pulsing of the RG has been suggested as a possible alternative. In this report, the concept of periodically switching the RG flow between two different values is applied to the deposition of tungsten oxide. The trends in the measured time dependent RG pressure and discharge voltage are reproduced by a dynamical model developed for this process. Furthermore, the model predicts the compositional depth profile of the deposited film reasonably well, and in particular helps to understand the formation of the interfaces in the resulting multi-layer film.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 4, S522-S526 p.
dynamic modelling, gas pulsing, reactive sputtering, tungsten oxide
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-142573DOI: 10.1002/ppap.200731301ISI: 000207735200100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-142573DiVA: diva2:387726